You have a baby shower to attend for a family member or a special friend, why not give them a beautiful decorated basket with the essentials they will need for the new arrival. When you think about it, a basket is not only pretty to see but also very useful to keep the babies supplies. You can also give baskets for bridal showers, birthdays, and just about every occasion.
This year I had to be a little more imaginative with my gift giving. For two very lovely mothers to be I gifted them each a basket full of things that I felt were so important when I had my little one. It was so nice to see how happy these women seemed when they saw their unique baskets.
I also made a basket for a special person for the holidays. Made sure to decorate it with her favorite colors and fill it with items she can use to pamper herself after a long day at work. True gift giving is an art, it just requires observance and a little imagination.